The Lompoc Vision
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llan Hancock College announced the opening of two AIM to Dream Centers, which will provide safe and sup-
portive spaces for students at the college’s Santa Maria campus and Lompoc Valley Center.
Both centers utilize existing facilities at their respective
campuses. Students at the centers will have access to computers,
academic counseling, and several other student support services.
“The centers ensure that students have a place to go where they
can feel comfortable, safe and supported,” said Hancock Associ-
ate Superintendent/Vice President of Student Services Nohemy
Ornelas, Ed.D. “The centers also serve as spaces where students
can access important services and resources to support their aca-
demic success at Hancock.”
The college celebrated the opening of the two centers with
receptions at both the Lompoc Valley Center and the Santa Maria
campus on Oct. 8 and Oct. 9. Attendees included college stu-
dents, faculty, staff and administrators as well as representatives
from local businesses and nonprofit community organizations.
The centers were the culmination of a collaborative effort between Hancock students, staff, administrators and members
of the community. The centers also reflect the spirit of previous resolutions passed by Hancock’s Associated Student Body
Government, Academic Senate and the Allan Hancock Joint Community College Board of Trustees supporting diversity,
unity, and undocumented students.
“Allan Hancock College has a proud history of embracing members of the college community irrespective of race,
ethnicity, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, citizenship, abilities and political views,” the resolution,
passed by the Trustees in February 2017, states.
The opening of the centers comes as Hancock and community colleges across the state of California prepare to recog-
nize Undocumented Student Week on Oct. 14-18. Hancock collaborated with local agencies to engage in a week of activi-
ties created to support and build awareness about undocumented students throughout the state. The activities are open to
all Hancock students, faculty and staff, and include workshops, clinics, and information sessions.
Undocumented Student Week is supported statewide by California Community Colleges, the Foundation for California
Community Colleges, the Community College League of California and the Student Senate for California Community
“AIM TO DREAM” CENTERS AT SANTA MARIA AND LOMPOC CAMPUSES
ompoc Unified School District saw across the board
improvement in third through eighth grades in state
math test scores. The state recently released the test
scores and LUSD saw increases at every school site for
mathematics with the exception of 11th grade at the high
schools. “We are pumped to see that the hard work our
teachers do every day is exemplified in the data. Explicit,
quality instruction that is engaging for all students made
this happen. We are grateful for all the work the teachers
have done for our students,” said Superintendent Trevor
When asked what he attributed the increases to, Mr. Mc-
Donald shared that there has been a concerted effort for all
sites to identify essential components of quality instruc-
tion and focus on doing those things really well. “When
you have a collaborative team working together toward a
common goal it brings an energy and excitement that is not
just motivating, it gets results.” Assistant Superintendent of
Education Services, Kathi Froemming added “The increase
in the number of students who gained in math proficiency
is indeed promising and it’s the teachers who are the ones
who continue to put in all the hard work on behalf of this
community’s children.” Froemming acknowledged there is
much work to be done, but said the improvement is a real
positive sign of things to come.
Public release of the Smarter Balanced test results on
the California Public Reporting web page at https://caaspp-
elpac.cde.ca.gov/ will be available later this fall.
Lompoc Unified School District Celebrates
Gains in Math Test Scores
The Aquarium‘s next open house is
Wednesday, November 20
Begins, 6 to 8 PM and admission is free.
We’ll be featuring our beautiful jellies exhibits, which are
the largest on the central coast.
We will also have information available about our up-
coming renovation, the Interactive Tidepool Project.